ATU Local 113 Scholarships

Local 113 believes strongly in the importance of education. That’s why we have one of the most generous scholarship programs of any local union in Canada. Every year, we award dozens of scholarships to the children of our members. There are three types of scholarships available.

The Joseph Welch Memorial Scholarship

Named after former ATU International Vice-President, Joseph Patrick Welch, this scholarship is sponsored by the ATU International office in Washington D.C. The competition is open to ATU members in good standing, their children, and grandchildren. Applicants must be high school seniors planning to enter post-secondary schools for the first time.

Deadline for application: Postmarked no later than January 31, 2015

The Peter Bodnick Scholarship

A former lifetime member of Local 113, Peter Bodnick, now deceased, set aside funds in his Will to provide an annual scholarship of $1000 to a Local 113 member’s child who is entering a Technical/Post Secondary Registered Trades Course leading to a Skilled Trades Licence. Applicants are required to submit a written essay of not less than 500 words, and no more than 750 words, on the subject of “Organized Labour’s Contribution to the Welfare of the People of Canada.”

Deadline for application: July 2, 2014.

The John Lorimer Memorial Scholarship

Named after a Local 113 President/Business Agent in the 1940’s, this scholarship is available to ATU 113 members’ children who are graduating from Grade 12 and who are advancing to a university degree program OR who are already enrolled in a university degree program and have not previously received a scholarship from Local 113. There are up to 38 $1,500 scholarships awarded annually. Winners are based on Grade 12 marks.

Deadline for application:  July 2, 2014.

Past Scholarship Winners